The Cutest Easter Bunny Gnome NO SEW DIY Project
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Easter is just around the corner – The Cutest Easter Bunny Gnome DIY Project is just waiting for you to whip it up and the best part? It only takes 10-15 minutes to do!
OK, maybe that isn’t the best part – more like I made him for easily like five bucks! I love adorable things that are easy to make and frugal! Isn’t it the best way to decorate on a dime?
I admit it, I am a Dollar Tree addict, and most of the supplies for this adorable no-sew Easter Bunny Gnome come from my local Dollar Tree. The manager Kris and I have this thing going — and text ideas back and forth often. Honestly? he only loves me because I bought all of his 18-count packs of Easter Eggs for Egg Your Yard Madison, LOL!
He and I both LOVE gnomes and I couldn’t wait to share a picture of this little guy with him before I made the post live. Here is what I sent him:
Seriously, if you shop at your local store a lot and are frustrated by what you see people posting that they find at THEIR store? Get to know your store manager and they will be your best bud when hunting down those hard-to-find crafty gems.
My other tip?
Pick up the phone and make a quick call first. The people who answer the phone have a good feel for what people are looking for and know if they have it in stock or not yet. Believe it or not, they often follow the Dollar Tree boards too!
A little kindness goes a long way – and you will find that you don’t have to drive from store to store in hopes of finding something in stock.
How to Make a Bunny Gnome
- 1 white sock & 1 yellow sock -I purchased this double pack that came with both pairs from Dollar Tree – found at Dollar Tree
- Decorative small pebbles, preferably in white, but any color will work – found at Dollar Tree
- Fiberfill (I used leftovers I had from past projects)
- 2 rubber bands
- 1 marble
- Hot glue and a glue gun
- 1 small foam cone – found at Dollar Tree
- 1 rainbow Easter Bunny ears headband – found at Dollar Tree
- 1 white microfiber duster/mop head
- Box cutter
- Wire cutters (not pictured)
- Open the white sock, and fill the bottom with about a ¼ cup of decorative small pebbles.
You just need enough to keep the sock weighted, so that the gnome doesn’t fall over. Next, add fiberfill on top of the pebbles until the sock is very full and rounded, almost to the top.
- Take your marble and place it inside of the fiberfill in the sock, and push it towards wherever you want the nose to be.
Place your rubber band around the outside of the sock, with the marble in it. Make sure to wrap the rubber band multiple times, so that the marble doesn’t slip out.
Gather the sock at the top, and place the second rubber band around it, and again wrap it around multiple times. You may need to pull and stretch the sock a little bit to make sure your gnome is nice and rounded and even.
Once you have the shape you like, cut the remaining top of the sock off with scissors.
Hot glue the edges down, so that the edges are flush.
I used the blades of my scissors to press down so that I didn’t burn myself on the glue.
- Add hot glue to the top of the sock opening, and place the styrofoam cone on top.
Stretch the yellow sock over the cone, and pull it down to cover the top of the white sock.
Roll it up one time, and then hot glue it to the white sock.
- Using scissors or a box cutter, cut the ears off of the Easter Bunny headband, leaving about ½” on both sides.
There were two pieces of wire attaching the ears to the headband, so I ended up having to use wire cutters to remove them, but you could possibly use scissors also.
Once the ears are removed, fold the extra fabric at the bottom over and hot glue together.
Place the ears inside the folded flap of the yellow sock hat, and hot glue them into place.
- Wrap the duster/mop head around the gnome to measure where to cut for the beard.
Once you have it lined up, and decide where to cut, flip the duster/mop head over, and use a box cutter or scissors to cut the backside.
There will be excess loose pieces. Just pull them away until it stops shedding, and dispose of them.
The beard should be in a slight trapezoid shape.
Hot glue the beard to the gnome, tucking it right below the nose.
- Lastly, remove the remaining fabric from the headband, and fold the cut edges over and glue them.
Glue the fabric on the sides of the gnomes to be the arms, and add a little glue to the middle, to make the hands overlap.
Your gnome is now complete, and ready to enjoy. It will make the perfect addition to your Easter decorations.
Just check out this adorable little Bunny Gnome!